A girl’s name of Greek origin, Pet is a short version of Petra, meaning “rock.” It’s also used as a diminutive of names from multiple cultures. For example, in French, Pet is a form of the name Pierre, which is the French version of Peter. Similarly, in some African cultures, Pet may be a nickname for names like Peter, Patricia, or even Petronella. This name may have also been derived from the Old English word pēat, which meant a spoiled or pampered child. Today, it’s used as a term of endearment along the lines of “sweetheart” or “honey.” With this versatile name, baby Pet is sure to feel loved and cherished wherever they go.
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